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  • A BONDONI CHARADE. by McDowall, Nicolas.
    McDowall, Nicolas.
    A BONDONI CHARADE.

    Llandogo: The Old Stile Press, 1995. An alphabet of type. Original paper-covered boards. No 28 of 240 copies numbered and signed by McDowall. 60 x 66mm. A fine copy.

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  • STUDDY, G. E.
    A BONZO Tobacco Jar.

    Circa 1920's. A bisque two-piece tobacco jar in the form of a rather worse for wear Bonzo, presumably after a night on the tiles. Approximately 6 inches tall. This image was reproduced on a postcard. Fine condition.

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  • BRANGWYN, Frank, A.R.A. and SPARROW, Walter Shaw.
    A BOOK OF BRIDGES.

    London. New York.John Lane The Bodley Head. John Lane Company. 1915. [iv], xiv, [2], 3-413pp. 36 full-page coloured plates and numerous black & white illustrations. Original pictorial cloth gilt. Quarto. First edition. Extremities a little rubbed; touch of wear to head and heel of spine; two tiny wear holes along front edge of spine; light spotting on title and at start; else a very good copy.

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  • BEECHING, H. C. Selected by.
    A BOOK OF CHRISTMAS VERSE. With ten designs by Walter Crane.

    London. Methuen and Company, 1895. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. [i-vi], vii-xvi, [1-2], 3-173, [174] pages, plus 32 ad's. Ten black & white illustrations. Original pictorial green and red cloth. Top edge gilt. Octavo. First edition. Small bookplate and bookseller label to paste-down front endpaper. Some foxing to endpapers and half-title; Tissue guard to title foxed; else a very good copy.

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  • A BOOK OF KITTIES. by RADNOR, John Horina.
    RADNOR, John Horina.
    A BOOK OF KITTIES.

    Chicago: M. A. Donahue & Co, No date [circa 1920]. [10] pages. 4 coloured illustrations, and others printed in brown. Original die-cut covers shaped around the cat’s head. 36.5 x 18.8 cm. Ownership inscription on rear cover; lower outer corners worn, and some leaves with small loss; else very good.

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  • LEAR, Edward.
    A BOOK OF NONSENCE. Fifth edition. With many new pictures and verses.

    London.Routledge, Warne and Routledge. [1862]. [222]pp each verse printed on the recto of each leaf. Illustrated with line drawings. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards. Oblong octavo. Fifth edition. Binding rather rubbed and worn; head and heel of spine and board corners bumped and worn; upper board damp-stained and a little bubbled; endpapers browned; small wear hole to inner edge of front free endpaper; margins age-toned; light spotting to the last few pages; else a good plus, internally clean copy of an early edition.

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  • [LEAR, Edward.]
    A BOOK OF NONSENSE By Derry Down Derry.

    London: T. Mclean, No date. (1855.). Title and 72 leaves, each printed by lithography on one side only. Original pictorial boards, cloth-backed. Oblong octavo. Second edition. Upper board cropped, affecting lettering, and a few images slightly cropped at upper edge; last line of text of the final limerick also slightly affected. Expertly re-backed and re-cased; bookplate of the noted English collector Dr. G. Bell with his notes on the fixed front endpaper. An excellent First published in 1846 in two volumes, only the first two editions were printed by lithography, wood-engraving being preferred for the third and subsequent editions. Both of the first two editions were small, possibly as few as 250 – 500 copies being printed. Even the…

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    London: T. Mclean, No date. (1855.). Title and 72 leaves, each printed by lithography on one side only. Original pictorial boards, cloth-backed. Oblong octavo. Second edition. Upper board cropped, affecting lettering, and a few images slightly cropped at upper edge; last line of text of the final limerick also slightly affected. Expertly re-backed and re-cased; bookplate of the noted English collector Dr. G. Bell with his notes on the fixed front endpaper. An excellent First published in 1846 in two volumes, only the first two editions were printed by lithography, wood-engraving being preferred for the third and subsequent editions. Both of the first two editions were small, possibly as few as 250 – 500 copies being printed. Even the third edition only numbered 1000 copies. The binding method for the first two editions was by the ‘perfect’ or gutta-percha method, and copies are often found in a distressed state, most probably lacking their original bindings and usually incomplete. The first two lithographed editions (the first edition and this, the second edition) include three limericks which were suppressed when Routledge issued the 3rd, wood-engraved,

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  • A BOOK OF NONSENSE By Derry Down Derry. by [LEAR, Edward.]
    [LEAR, Edward.]
    A BOOK OF NONSENSE By Derry Down Derry.

    London: T. Mclean, No date [1855].(Inscribed 1856). Title and 72 leaves, each printed by lithography on one side only. Original pictorial semi-stiff covers, cloth-backed. Oblong octavo. Second edition. ‘There was an old person of Rhodes,’ and ‘There was an old person of Kildaire’ cropped at bottom edges, and some images slightly cropped at upper edge; some foxing; else a very good copy indeed that has been expertly re-backed and re-cased. An early repair to the endpapers has been left so as to retain the original endpapers with the near contemporary inscription. Rare. First published in 1846 in two volumes, only the first two editions were printed by lithography, wood-engraving being preferred for the third and subsequent editions. Both of…

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    London: T. Mclean, No date [1855].(Inscribed 1856). Title and 72 leaves, each printed by lithography on one side only. Original pictorial semi-stiff covers, cloth-backed. Oblong octavo. Second edition. ‘There was an old person of Rhodes,’ and ‘There was an old person of Kildaire’ cropped at bottom edges, and some images slightly cropped at upper edge; some foxing; else a very good copy indeed that has been expertly re-backed and re-cased. An early repair to the endpapers has been left so as to retain the original endpapers with the near contemporary inscription. Rare. First published in 1846 in two volumes, only the first two editions were printed by lithography, wood-engraving being preferred for the third and subsequent editions. Both of the first two editions were small, possibly as few as 250 – 500 copies being printed. Even the third edition only numbered 1000 copies. The binding method for the first two editions was by the ‘perfect’ or gutta-percha method, and copies are often found in a distressed state, most probably lacking their original bindings and usually incomplete. The first two lithographed editions (the first edition and this, the second edition) include three limericks which were suppressed when Routledge issued the 3rd, wood-engraved, edition.

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  • A BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES Illustrated by Francis D Bedford.

    London.Methuen& Co. [1897]. [8], 991pp. Illustrated in colour throughout. Original cloth with pictorial paste-down to front board. All edges red. Octavo. First edition. Head and heel of spine and board corners a little bumped with a tiny nick to heel of spine; pictorial paste-down is a little spotted and has some loss to at edges; front hinge is just cracking; half title has inoffensive staining at spine; some light finger-marking to lower margins of one or two pages; else a very good copy.

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  • A BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES Illustrated with wood engravings by Enid Marx. by MARX, Enid.
    MARX, Enid.
    A BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES Illustrated with wood engravings by Enid Marx.

    Oldham: The Incline Press, 1993. 35 pages. This edition uses 32 Nursery Rhymes and engravings from The Zodiac Book of Nursery Rhymes published by Chatto and Windus in 1939. The drawings on the title page, after the contents, and on page 3 were made later, in 1945. Number 99 of an edition of 260 copies. Original blue cloth-backed boards over patterned paper-covered boards designed by Enid Marx. A fine copy.

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  • A BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES Illustrated with wood engravings by Enid Marx. by MARX, Enid.
    MARX, Enid.
    A BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES Illustrated with wood engravings by Enid Marx.

    Oldham: The Incline Press, 1993. 35 pages. This edition uses 32 Nursery Rhymes and engravings from The Zodiac Book of Nursery Rhymes published by Chatto and Windus in 1939. The drawings on the title page, after the contents, and on page 3 were made later, in 1945. A total edition of 310 copies were printed. Two hundred and sixty copies are numbered 1 – 260. A further fifty copies, of which this copy is number 35, are autographed by Enid Marx, have some illustrations hand coloured, and include a folder of three duplicate engravings on Zerkell paper. Original blue cloth-backed boards over patterned paper-covered boards designed by Enid Marx. A fine copy.

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  • BARFIELD, Margery and others.
    A BOOK OF PLAYS FOR CHILDREN.

    London and Glasgow. Blackie & Son Limited. Hardcover with original pictorial dust-wrapper. 48 pages. Frontispiece in full colour by G. W. Goss, and numerous illustrations throughout printed in black and a range of single colours. Grey cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards. First edition. 4to. Light spotting to endpapers; two sizeable and two minor tears in dust-wrapper, some of which have been sellotaped; else a very good copy.

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  • A BOOK OF SCOTTISH VERSE with a frontispiece by Jessie M King. by BURNETT, George [chosen by]
    BURNETT, George [chosen by]
    A BOOK OF SCOTTISH VERSE with a frontispiece by Jessie M King.

    London.Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1932. [i-vi],vii-xiv,[1]208pp, plus 8pp adverts to rear. Colour frontispiece and pictorial dust wrapper by Jessie King. Blue boards gilt. Octavo. First Edition. Slight spotting to endpapers. Small smudge marks to top of pp 58-9. Dust wrapper slightly chipped at corners, with some small paper loss to head and heel of spine, and to rear of wrapper; else, a very good bright copy.

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  • A BOX OF TRICKS. Invented and drawn by G. E. Studdy. Explained by George Jellicoe. by STUDDY, G. E.
    STUDDY, G. E.
    A BOX OF TRICKS. Invented and drawn by G. E. Studdy. Explained by George Jellicoe.

    London: John Swain & Son, Limited, No date [1924]. [22] pages, plus 12 colour plates; line drawings within the text. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. 17 x 13 cm's. Some light spotting on fore-edges; else a very good copy.

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  • A BOY'S TOWN. Illustrated. by HOWELLS, W. D.
    HOWELLS, W. D.
    A BOY'S TOWN. Illustrated.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. vi, 247 pages. Illustrated with 23 black & white full-page plates. Original blue decorative cloth; silver gilt; titling in gold. Octavo. First edition. Small blank corner torn from one leaf; else a very good copy.

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  • A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF ALL THE BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
    A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF ALL THE BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.

    London: John Wallis, 1792. 32 pages. Original marbled paper wrappers. 199 x 75 mm. Ownership name on end-paper. A very good copy. ESTC suggests that this may have been issued with a dissected puzzle, Wallis’s Key to the Old Testament. Scarce.

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  • A BRIEF HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF MAIDSTONE AND ITS ENVIRORNS. By S.C.L. by [LAMPREY, Stephen Charles].
    [LAMPREY, Stephen Charles].
    A BRIEF HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF MAIDSTONE AND ITS ENVIRORNS. By S.C.L.

    Maidstone: Printed and Published by J. Brown, 1834. v, [4], 2-128 pages. Illustrated with a double-page map and nine engraved plates on India Paper. Original green cloth gilt. 203 x 127 mm. First edition. Some foxing to the map and, occasionally to the borders of the plates; slight loss at head of spine; else a very good copy.

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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PIANOFORTE. by ANONYMOUS.
    ANONYMOUS.
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PIANOFORTE.

    London: John Brinsmead & Sons, 1885. [i-iv], [5],6-30,[1-2],pp. Blue cloth gilt. a.e.g. Octavo. First edition. Presentation copy from publisher inscribed on front free endpaper; 'A. C. Kohler with the compliments of John Brinsmead June 6th 85'. Small ink initials to top of paste-down endpaper. Small crease to fore-edge of pages 9 &10. Corners, edges and head and heel of spine slightly worn. Hinges a little weakened. Else a very good copy.

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  • A BRIGHT SUNSET; or, Recollections of the Last Days of a Young Football Player, with introductory note by J. H. Wilson, D.D. Fourth edition, completing eleventh thousand.

    London.Hodder & Stoughton. 1885. [iv], vii, [viii], [1], 2-142pp. Three wood-engraved illustrations. Original pictorial boards, gilt. Octavo. Binding slightly cocked; rubbed and a little worn at extremities; some foxing on endpapers and very lightly spotted on title. A good plus copy. This copy has an extra leaf mounted as a frontispiece bearing an actual real photograph of William Easton Riddell the young footballer who is the subject of the book.

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  • VERNER, Lieut.-Colonel Willoughby. Edited, with introduction, by.
    A BRITISH RIFLE MAN. The journals and correspondence of Major George Simmons, Rifle Brigade, during the Peninsular War and the campaign of Waterloo. With three maps.

    London.A. & C. Black. 1899. xxvii, [1 blank], 386, [2 ad's]pp. With three folding maps. original red cloth decorated with gilt badges and title to the upper board, and title and image of a rifleman to the spine, all in gilt. Octavo. First edition. Browning and spotting to endpapers, less so to half-title, and very lightly to title; some light spotting to fore-edges; else a very good, clean copy in a bright and fresh pictorial binding.

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